Friday, August 24, 2007

Moving is hard...

Finding the new school. Enrolling. Purchasing school supplies. Purchasing school "uniforms" for the first time in our lives. All of which is interesting to do the last two weeks before school starts. Supplies and uniforms are in short supply (no pun intended).

Tonight we went to the Open House...holy stinking cow is that school big. Lil small town girl that I am was in shock...I would have been scared to death as a Kinder walking into that, Alex took it in stride and made a "friend" in orientation.

I was hoping to take pictures of the boys with their teachers...there were so many people we were lucky to get a nod hello. I expect the First Day will be just as crazy. Student-Teacher photos may just need to wait until the first conference.

Alex took over my camera to take a picture of the "castle" he and Ian made with "Papa's Blocks" so it's not all work LOL (Best gift in the world, Dad!)

The boys' rooms are still a long way from being home. We haven't gotten out yet to buy new beds for everyone so the boys are "camping" in their rooms. They're still having fun with it so all is good.

Sometimes an empty shelf makes a good bed. Robbie discovered that the shelf in the entertainment unit is just his size LOL

Robbie is so different from the other boys. He's my only thumb sucker...and I really need to break him of it. He's become a "tag boy" as he has to have something with a tag that he can finger in order to go to sleep. Any tag will do...on his blanket, a stuffed animal, his PJ's, etc...and his right thumb securely fixed in his mouth.

His vocabulary has taken off. It's like he went to sleep one night and woke the next day with twice as many words. He's stringing more words together too. He's just growing way to fast I need him to stay little just a little bit longer.

Today we found the "park" in our development. A couple basketball courts, a volleyball net, a horseshoe whatever they call it, a couple metal (are they nuts?) benches and picnic tables with a small bit of...are you ready?...real grass.

We walked out the front door at 10:36am walked down to where the bus stop is and then around the development in search of the park. Even with our stopping so I could try and get a photo or two we were walking back in our front door at 11:01am and the kids were "dying" LOL

School starts Monday, this should be interesting. The bus will let the boys off at about 3:45pm and I'll have to be waiting for them and we'll have to walk the 1/8 of a mile home.

10 comments:

BonnieRose said...

such wonderful pics... !!!!

Kimberly said...

Great pics. We used to live in Vegas and my boys LOVED IT! Lots to do as a family. You will enjoy it and just stay off the STRIP! LOL

Alyssa said...

I went through this last year with a move and a new school. I hope you feel settled soon. Great pic of your son's sleeping spot!

Alyssa said...

Just realized you moved from Oregon...where I live. Hope you enjoy sun...and could you send a little over this direction!

Lorie said...

I hope they have a good day at school!! And I hope you get all settled soon!

Stephanie said...

Wow, sounds like you have been busy. Hope you can find some time for you in the near future!

toners said...

Good luck on Monday! My kiddos went back this Wednesday :) We moved almost a year ago so I can relate to the whole issue of changing schools...it'll work out just fine!

Jill said...

Cute pictures! Hope the beginning of school goes well!

Colleen said...

Wow! Souds like you've been busy, but the kids sound as if they're settling in pretty well! And a new school can be fun too! Good luck next week and hope all goes well!

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Rachael said...

Great pictures!! Good luck with the first day of school! My DD starts K tomorrow too!